Discussion Question

 1-A patient on a medical floor has an indwelling catheter that has been in for 2 weeks.

a. Why are patients with indwelling urinary catheters at an increased risk for urinary tract infections?

In caring for a patient with an indwelling urinary catheter, what nursing actions can be employed to decrease the patient’s risk for the development of a urinary tract infection? 

2- APA style

3- 3 paragraphs 3 sentences each

4- 2 references